UK Grandmother's CPR Saves Newborn Grandson

UK Grandmother's CPR Saves Newborn Grandson

News Nov 29, 2012

A foster mum to many became a 'super gran' when she saved her baby grandson's life.

Andrea Creswell knew exactly what to do when 10-week-old Mikey Ferris stopped breathing and her quick actions saved the Tyldesley child's life.

Premature baby Mikey was visiting his grandparents' home with his mum Sarah Ferris, aged 24, and his sister Megan, who is almost three.

Sarah, of Prospect Street, said they had gone to her parents' home on the other side of the street.

Mikey, who was born six-and-a-half weeks early, had been troubled with a cough and sickness and his mum panicked when she went over to his pram and found him limp and lifeless. Sarah said: "His whole body went limp, and I shouted for mum to help me.

"Mum was having difficulty using my phone to call for an ambulance so I grabbed the phone and she gave Mikey CPR and she saved his life.

"She was brilliant. The ambulance arrived within six minutes and paramedics praised her for what she did.

The doctor at the Royal Bolton Hospital said Mikey was a very lucky boy. Mum's a real hero." Reluctant hero Andrea, aged 49, explained how training she received when she became a fosterer helped save Mikey's life.

She said: "He was blue, he wasn't moving. It was awful. Fortunately I remembered what I had been taught in the first stage of becoming a foster carer, and I brought him back.

"Sarah would have given Mikey CPR but for a problem I had phoning for an ambulance. Because Mikey had been in intensive care after his birth Sarah had undergone a baby CPR course.

Continue Reading

"All new parents should be taught how to perform CPR on a baby, it is different from adult CPR. The paramedics arrived quickly.

"They were amazing, but for two days afterwards I was in total shock, I couldn't stop crying even though I knew Mikey was alive. The mystery is that we don't know what happened, so now we are watching him like a hawk."

Mikey was kept in hospital for four nights and allowed home last Thursday to a huge welcome from his family including IT consultant dad Mike, aged 31, nan, mum and sister.

Copyright 2012 NewsQuest Media Group LimitedAll Rights Reserved

Leigh Journal
Government representatives are considering new legislation and higher taxes to help support agencies that are losing volunteers.
Several cities and counties are planning to sue for the excessive costs of handling the opioid epidemic, especially for medical services, fire departments, and law enforcement.
Mothers can anonymously drop off their infants in the baby box at fire departments, which sets off a silent alarm alerting EMS personnel that it's in use.
Acushnet ambulances will be using Tylenol, Toradol, and ibuprofen as safer alternatives to fentanyl as the opioid epidemic continues to worsen.
Medline is one of the first to achieve a fentanyl-resistant product in response to the growing opioid epidemic.
A portion of ticket sales will help fund the monument in Keansburg, which will feature a piece of a steel beam from the World Trade Center.
The AAA honored SCCAD's efforts in combating the opioid epidemic with a 2017 AMBY Award in the category of Community Impact Program.
The funds will benefit organizations along the Hudson River such as Rockland Paramedic Services, Nyack Hospital, and Maternal Infant Services Network.
As one of the top ten most active emergency departments in the nation, Reading Hospital staff felt it was time to prepare for an active shooter event.
Doctors participating in Minnesota's Medicaid program could face warnings and even removal from the program if they exceed the new dosage limit for more than half of their patients.
The unique intelligence system delivers verified terror alerts within two minutes of a terror threat or attack anywhere in the world.
Over 100 EMS, fire and police personnel participated in a large-scale active shooter training event at Pechanga Resort & Casino.
Tristan Meadows, leader for the campus group Students for Opioid Solutions, presented a bill to the UND School Senate to purchase 50 Narcan kits.
The LBKAlert system alerts community members through call, text or email notifications of emergency events and instructions on what actions to take to protect themselves.
Dispatchers at New Bern Police Department's communications center are now allowed to provide pre-arrival medical instructions to 9-1-1 callers.